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Leicester City vs Newcastle Prediction, Match Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks

Home Team Won the Last Two Times They Met

Arsenal is atop the English Premier League standings, but not even the Gunners can win their last five games in a row. In fact, only one team was capable of doing so: Newcastle. That’s why the Magpies are third and could climb up to second if they defeat Leicester City on Monday.

That’s also why the visitors come in as the betting online favorites, but the Foxes won four out of their last five games, so you can expect a back-and-forth battle. They don’t call it Boxing Day for nothing!

Newcastle United's English midfielder Joe Willock applauds
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Let’s check the latest Premier League odds, stats, injury reports, and Premier League lines for Leicester City vs Newcastle. We’ve plenty of Premier League betting odds for you to consider.

Leicester City: Turning Things Around

After a very rocky start, Leicester City managed to turn things around prior to the break for the 2022 World Cup. Including the EFL Cup, the Foxes only lost one of their last nine games, and it was against Manchester City, but they put up a good fight. The Citizens won 1-0.

The Foxes failed to score twice during that span and finished with a clean sheet eight times. Regarding the EPL, that allowed them to get out of the relegation zone, and now they’re one victory away from potentially getting into the top 10.

One big change made by head coach Brendan Rodgers was sending Jamie Vardy to the bench. That’s right, now Patson Daka is in charge of the offense. That also means more responsibilities for James Maddison and Harvey Barnes, who have responded in the best way. Daka has scored three goals, while Maddison and Barnes have scored six each.

Last Tuesday, the Foxes crushed MK Dons 3-0 in the EFL Cup. Several usual starters didn’t play. Youri Tielemans, Ayoze Perez, and Vardy took advantage of the opportunity and scored. In other words, the Foxes have the talent to spare.

But despite their talent and playing at home, the Foxes are the soccer betting underdogs at +225. Having a 2-2-3 record at King Power Stadium has much to do with that.

Newcastle: Money Well Spent

Last season, a group of investors bought Newcastle in a historic deal. For the current season, they signed Alexander Isak, Sven Botman, Matt Targett, and Nick Pope, four players that have made quite an impact. Especially Pope, a goalkeeper, since the Magpies have allowed only 11 goals. No other team in the EPL has allowed fewer goals than them.

Offensively, Miguel Almiron is having a great season. He’s the team’s top scorer with eight goals. Almiron is followed by Callum Wilson with six. Wilson was included in the English squad that recently played the WC in Qatar.

Like Leicester City, Newcastle returned to action last Tuesday in the Round of 16 of the EFL Cup. The Magpies suffered a bit more than expected but ended up defeating Bournemouth 1-0 at home. An own goal scored by Adam Smith made the difference.

Isak won’t be available for this game due to injury, but as mentioned before, the Magpies still dominate the Las Vegas odds, thanks to a +120 price. After all, they’re highly motivated and Almiron is well-rested after not attending the World Cup; Paraguay didn’t qualify.

Leicester City vs Newcastle Head-to-Head

  •     Previous Matches: 129
  •     Leicester City Victories: 48 (208 goals)
  •     Newcastle Victories: 54 (198 goals)
  •     Draws: 27

Last season, these two met twice. First, Leicester City won 4-0 at King Power Stadium, with Tielemans as Man of the Match after scoring a brace. Daka and Maddison also scored. Later, Newcastle took revenge at home with a 2-1 victory. Bruno Guimaraes saved the day with a goal in the 90th minute.

Both scored in three of their last six meetings, with the total going over 2½ goals in all six matches. Finally, Newcastle’s most recent victory in Leicester was in the 2020-21 season. They won 4-2, with Callum Wilson named the Most Valuable Player after scoring a brace.

Leicester City vs Newcastle Match Information

  • Game: Leicester City (5-2-8) vs Newcastle (8-6-1)
  • Date/Time: Monday, Dec. 26, 10 a.m. ET
  • Location: King Power Stadium, Leicester
  • Leicester City vs Newcastle Live stream: fubo.tv

Leicester City vs Newcastle Betting Lines

Leicester City vs Newcastle Picks & Prediction

Coming back after a month of inactivity isn’t easy, but we’re talking about two well-balanced teams. That’s why I truly expect a back-and-forth battle, which Newcastle will win by one goal. The Magpies are 3-3-1 when playing on the road in the EPL. They scored in five of those games and finished with a clean sheet twice. Almiron will lead the way with another performance to remember. You can also include the over (2½ goals) at -120 in your soccer picks. The Foxes average 1.6 goals per game, while the Magpies average 1.9.

Leicester City vs Newcastle Match Detail

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